Channel 4 FactCheck goes behind the spin to dig out the truth and separate political fact from fiction.
“We’re also asking wealthy people to pay more tax, we’ve put more resources, a billion pounds more resources, into HMRC’s work on cracking down on tax dodging … to raise an extra £9bn a year by the end of this parliament.”
- Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury, 22 May 2013
Extending the right to a civil partnership could to straight couples could cost the state up to £4bn, according to countless headlines. FactCheck isn’t convinced.
Can accident and emergency departments really be hitting their targets if the system is in danger of meltdown? FactCheck finds out.
After the home secretary announces plans to ensure people convicted of killing police officers get life for life, FactCheck digs in to the announcement.
It was widely reported today that Chris Huhne and Vicky Pryce had been given time off “for good behaviour”. But there is no such thing, as FactCheck finds out…
The chairman of the UK Statistics Authority backs our Fiction verdict on Iain Duncan Smith’s benefit cap claims.
A big intervention from one of the former heavyweights of the Thatcher era. But is Nigel Lawson right that EU membership is a burden for UK businesses?
First we hear the government wants to ban branded fag packets, then we hear they don’t. FactCheck does some ashen-faced digging.
It’s a simple threat from the SNP: if an independent Scotland can’t keep the UK’s currency, it doesn’t have to take on the country’s debts. But is there any legal